Uber Poach Rachel Whetsone

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Uber have lured Rachel Whetstone away from her position as SVP of communications and public policy for Google, to take on the same position with the private car hire company. Whetstone who is married to Dave’s former guru Steve Hilton, has close links to the Camerons and despite being in charge of Uber’s global comms, will no doubt prove invaluable to Uber’s operation in the largest taxi market in the world – London.

Uber is facing legislative challenges on an almost daily basis as politicians fight to protect the vested interests of cabbie unions – last month they even found themselves banned completely in Portugal. Let’s hope Uber UK are in for an easy ride…




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Dr Alexander Kogan, the app developer who originally harvested the Facebook data, said…

“I think what Cambridge Analytica has tried to sell is magic and made claims this is incredibly accurate and it tells you everything there is to tell about you. But I think the reality is it’s not that. If you sit down and you really work through the statistics and you think what does a correlation of point three means, those claims quickly fall apart. And that’s something any person with a statistical background can go and do.”

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